Marina Liles

Marina Liles, D.V.M.

Research/Areas of Interest:
  • Administration of meloxicam before rather than after castration on eating, defecation, and pain indicators in rabbits.

  • Clinical diagnosis of goiter in an English budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)


Zoological Medicine Intern, Oklahoma State University, 2021

Small Animal Rotating Internship, IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital, 2020

D.V.M., University of Missouri, 2020


Dr. Liles was born and raised near Joplin, Missouri, and knew from a very young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her DVM from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 and then went on to complete a small animal rotating internship at IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital. In pursuit of specialization in the American College of Zoological Medicine, she completed a Zoological Medicine Internship at Oklahoma State University. She joins the Foster Hospital for Small Animals for a second specialty internship in Zoological Companion Animal Medicine with the intent to apply for ACZM residency programs.

Dr. Liles is happily married and brought her husband, Kevin, and her 6-year-old cat, Cyrus, on this journey with her. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing video games, sketching, going on walks, and making sure Cyrus is as spoiled as possible.

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Liles (née Davis) M, Magnusson J, and Cummings KJ. Increased central cholinergic drive contributes to the apneas of serotonin-deficient rat pups during active sleep. 2019 J Appl Physiol 126:1175-1183.
  • Liles M, Brandão J, Di Girolamo N. Intravenous catheterization in client-owned lizards at a veterinary teaching hospital: 21 cases (2018-2021).
    • Accepted to the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care January 2022
  • Liles M, Barillo A, Roca R, Di Girolamo, N, Brandão J, Dugat D. Stabilization and long-term outcome of a tibiotarsal fracture in a turkey vulture (Cathartes aura) using supracutaneous plating technique
    • Accepted to the Journal of Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology Open July 2022